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Northern California Texts

This volume includes stories from 13 languages of Northern California with word-by-word glosses and free translation, each accompanied by grammatical notes. This collection will be of interest to linguists, typologists, and aficionados of oral narrative, as well as to speakers and learners of Native American languages.

184 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1977

Native American Texts

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

Table of Contents

Introduction, Victor Golla and Shirley Silver
Coyote Steals Fire (Karok), William Bright
Coyote the Impostor (Lake Miwok), Catharine A. Callaghan
Coyote and Frog (Hupa), Victor Golla
Bear Kills Her Own Daughter-in-Law (Eastern Pomo), Sally McLendon
Loon, Coyote, and Fox (Ajumawi), D.L. Olmsted
Retribution for Mate-Stealing (Southern Pomo), Robert L. Oswalt
Coyote and Bullhead (Wintu), Harvey Pitkin
Bear Woman and Her Children (Wappo), Jesse O. Sawyer and Laura Fish Somersal
The Man Who Married a Grizzly Girl (Wailaki), William R. Seaburg
Coyote Steals the Fire (Shasta), Shirley Silver and Clara Wicks
Bear and Deer Woman (Nisenan), Richard Smith
Coyote and Moon Woman (Apwarukeyi), Diane Walters
Deer and Bear Children (Patwin), Kenneth W. Whistler

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